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Subject: Re: shot by a neighbor .. Date: 10/1/2012 4:35 PM
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Based on the profiling of how seriel killers usually start off with killing small animals, maybe some day we'll have a national registry of neighborhood pet abusers the way there's a sex offenders database.

(What you are referring to I think is referred to the MacDonald Triad, a.k.a. serial killer behavior triad, specifically bed-wetting, arson and cruelty to animals. http://people.howstuffworks.com/serial-killer2.htm )

It is a great idea. My memory fails me, but I think there is/was at least one state that was considering starting a state-wide database of those convicted of abusing or neglecting animals. Once there are enough state databases, maybe we can get something going on a federal level. Or make abuse and neglect against animal federal. I believe the idea behind this was roughly based on having a similar like this for domestic violence (or maybe I have this backwards).

Quite honestly, there aren't enough effective laws being followed to convict or prosecute when there have been reported examples of abuse or neglect. Also I don't know how many of those are considered just misdemeanors versus felonies.

Sorry for going off topic. Abuse (against animals or people) is an issue that riles me up. I am not sharing the thoughts and feelings I have about that person who shot the cat in the initial thread, but I am glad the cat seems to be doing well and obviously loved.

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